Now that we’ve had snow it it’s easy to believe the holiday’s are almost here! You can do your holiday shopping at the Give Art! Gift Gallery at the Cannery or DVAC’s ARTtoBUY Holiday Gift Gallery . Perhaps you need to get in the mood first, so why not attend a Wednesday Wine Tasting at Earthfare or perhaps Beer Tasting with Beer Guru Charles at Rumbleseat Wine is more to your style.
You can start Thursday out with Morning Meditation at the Peace Museum or head to the 2nd Street market for Wreath-Making Demonstrations or head to Centerville’s Savona to a ‘Meet the Artist’ Luncheon and Painting Workshop. After work you could attend an Artist Reception for Wind Me Up Wear Me Out at Stivers or head to Gilly’s because Roger Troutman: The Music Lives On. Attend the World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil at First Baptist Church or get a free HIV Test at Club Masque’s RED Tie Affair. You could join the GEN D Wine Tassting at Winans, find your holiday spirit at the Vandalia Christmas Tree Lighting or treat yourself to HOLIDAY APPETIZERS WITH LOU at A Taste of Wine, but it all might be Much Ado About Nothing!
Friday starts the weekend so perhaps you can warm up with a leisurely Tour and Tea at the DAI, then head to the Greek Isle Deli for All You Can Eat Buffet. You might want to stop by the Key Band Tower Exhibit: ‘Moneybags, Inc. LLC’ to get ready for First Friday that features the Courteous Mass Ride, a Christmas Candlelight Dinner at The Dayton Women’s Club, The Wood Show at Press, a FIBER Art Show at Yellow Cab and pick up gifts at Handmade Holiday . Make time to watch the
Mayor get his nails painted as part of the Activated Spaces and don’t forget to stop at RiverScape for Star-Late Skates. You could end your night with a little Romeo Champagne at Oregon Expesss. If you prefer an evening in the suburbs you could head to Kettering for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting or tour Woodland Lights in Washington Township.
Start your Saturday with a Cookie Walk to benefit We Care Arts or stop by the Psychic Fair to see what your future holds. It might just be Pizza with Santa, an afternoon with the Golden Dragon Acrobats or a ride on the North Pole Express. Need to get your holiday shopping on? Stop by The Tike’s Shop, Handmade Holiday or Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas Market). Keep the holiday spirit going at Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert or the Dayton Mandolin Holiday Show or perhaps you might enjoy the Dirty Little Secrets Sensual Circus. If a bar crawl is more your style, check out Santarchy Dayton 2011. De’Lish will be celebrating their One Year Anniversary Customer Appreciation Weekend and the New Schu Band will be at Trolley Stop.
Sunday is a great day to enjoy a Buffet Brunch at Barnsider or Brunch and a Movie in Yellow Springs or have a Doll’s High Tea. Maybe you’d rather learn Fundamentals of Skating or try Candle Dipping at the Farm or just see The Blue Moon Dancing.
In the mood for a little music? How about the Bach Society Sweet Sounds of the Holidays or Natalie MacMaster: Christmas in Cape Breton or even the Savoy Truffle at Canal Street.
This column was created by Jane Krebs, and while she’s taking a break, we’re doing our best to keep bringing you the best that Dayton has to offer. and now in honor of Jane’s love of jokes:
Why does Santa always go down the chimney?
Because it soots him!
These are just a few best bets from the DMM Calendar. There are plenty more events listed there, so if you haven’t, I encourage you to check it out today! Also, if you have an event to share or promote, please submit it– it’s great marketing and better yet, it’s FREE!